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Intellectual property law expert Pär Leander joins Vinge

January 26, 2016 About the firm Career

Vinge has recruited intellectual property law lawyer, Pär Leander, as part of its continued efforts to focus on intellectual property law. Pär Leander is a leading intellectual property law expert who is regularly mentioned in international publications and is consistently ranked at the head of reputable ranking lists.

Pär Leander’s has thirty years’ experience of intellectual property law and international trademark work.  Several of the clients who have engaged his expert knowledge over the years include some of the world’s largest telecommunications, media and consumer goods companies.

“Over the last few years, the IP team at Vinge has established a practice which, in terms of its capacity and competence, is one of the leading IP practices in Sweden. Among other things, we have been named IP Firm of the Year 2014 and are top ranked in Chambers and Partners. As a result of Pär joining the group, we have taken an important step forward in the development of the group’s practice, especially in terms of trademark and design rights advisory services,” says Håkan Borgenhäll, Head of IP at Vinge’s Stockholm office.

“I have worked with Pär before at other firms. Due to his considerable experience of strategic trademark and design rights work for leading international companies, Pär occupies a unique position on the Swedish legal market in these practice areas. Vinge’s intellectual property law team has now acquired another leading practitioner,” says Doctor of Laws Richard Wessman, Vinge.

Pär Leander’s most recent position was at von lode advokat where he was a partner for several years and was responsible for the firm’s intellectual property law practice group. Prior to that he was a partner for several years at MAQS Law Firm, where he was responsible for the firm’s TechMedia group in Stockholm.

“I am very happy to be part of Vinge’s successful efforts to establish a full service intellectual property law practice which also now includes management of clients’ trademark portfolios. I believe that the commercial benefit of well thought-out IP strategies will be much clearer in the future. The new EU trademark rules will improve the possibilities for companies to protect their trademarks and it will also be easier and more cost effective to apply for protection. Vinge has a very important task here as a strategic co-operating partner with its complete offering of IT services,” says Pär Leander, Vinge.

For further information, please contact:

Håkan Borgenhäll, Partner/Head of IP, +46 (0) 10 614 30 30, hakan.borgenhall@vinge.se

Pär Leander, Advokat/Specialist, +46 (0) 10 614 01 06, par.leander@vinge.se

Ulrika Åkervall Westin, Head of Marketing and Communications, +46 (0) 10 614 30 29, ulrika.westin@vinge.se

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